Photos: Alki Light
by Andrew Malinak
Alki Light lives at the western edge of Alki Beach on Alki Point. It’s fourth-order Fresnel lens is operated by USCG Aux Flotilla 2-4 and continues to flash every five seconds at the top of the 39ft octagonal tower built in 1913. For swimmers, Alki Light sits on the often sharp boundary between north and south waters at Alki Beach, which can vary considerably in sea state, temperature, visibility, and flotsam. It is also a great treat to mark a 1km swim from the Bathhouse.